Defend Against Assault Charges in Dallas

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If you have been accused of assault and face conviction, you need aggressive and effective legal representation. At D'Amore Law Firm, we have established a solid reputation and track record of success that can be invaluable in the courtroom. We are highly regarded by judges, prosecutors, and police officers for our dedication to pursuing justice and protecting the rights of our clients.

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What the Law Says

The first step to building a solid defense is to know what you are up against. Under Texas Penal Code §22.01, assault is crime that occurs when one person intentionally harms another person physically. When a person assaults another person, he/she is intentionally trying to inflict injury on the other person and is trying to make offensive contact.

We can help you fight the following assault charges:

A charge of assault may be considered a misdemeanor charge or up to a felony in certain circumstances. No matter what the degree of your charges amount to, you need to speak with a Dallas assault charge defense attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you get legal defense on your side, the better chance you will stand in court.

Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault

Simple assault charges will generally be associated with a Class C misdemeanor, and applied a fine of $500. The charge will increase to a Class A misdemeanor when it is committed against an elderly individual. Charges will be considered a third degree felony if assault is carried out against a government official, emergency worker, security guard or family member with whom previous disputes have occurred. It is punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and a 10 year prison sentence. Aggravated assault involves a weapon or leads to serious injury. These charges are a second degree felony that can be penalized by up to $10,000 in fines and 20 years in prison.

Assault is a type of violent crime. Violent crimes are criminal acts that involve the use of violence or the threat of violence. Like all violent crimes, assault is vigorously prosecuted in the state of Texas as this crime is responsible for countless injuries and deaths each and every year. Sexual assault will be viewed and penalized differently when it falls under the terms outlines in Under Texas Penal Code §22.011.

Gain Trusted Legal Advocacy from a Assault Attorney in Dallas

To learn more about the laws and legal consequences surrounding assault crimes, it is advisable that you consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who is familiar with these cases. If you have been charged with assault, you need a skilled Dallas defense lawyer on your side. This is especially true if you were accused of assaulting someone with a deadly weapon as people who are convicted of this crime usually face jail time if they are convicted. You need an attorney who can provide you with aggressive representation and dedicated counsel.

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